MY SHAPE: Narrow, projected, short roots, close set, center full, even fullness (not FOT or FOB)
FIT: I love the shape SF bras give! Super uplifted, front and center, round but with, as Ewa calls it, a "soft peak." The fit is right in line with my other SF bras, although my 75G - Ewa Michalak » Sf Gładzioch Beż (849) remains the outlier with its tight band and slightly-too-short straps. The SF style is my favorite for having enough immediate projection and for accommodating my center fullness. Absolutely an A+ on fit!
APPEARANCE/QUALITY: I wasn't sure going in if the bows/crosshatching pattern were a light blue or ...some other color. Turns out they're gray! Very pretty. There is some slight oddness in the stretch section at the top of the cup. It has BOTH the stretchy floral purple lace and a single layer of stretchy black tulle (identical to the tulle in the double layer at the top of the cup on the 75G - Ewa Michalak » Sf Czarny Gładzioch (866) ). I'm not really sure why this bra needed both materials, and they're not sewn together so it's possible to flap the purple lace down and reveal the black underneath. Perhaps it was done to match the wings, which are purple lace over stretchy black material? Perhaps just the lace alone was too stretchy and would've resulted in quadding? The matching briefs don't have the black backing at all.
OVERALL: I'm really excited to own my favorite style of bra in one of my favorite colors! I'm not a huge fan of the combination of the crosshatch pattern with the oversized floral lace, I would've preferred the clean lines of the tulle used in the beige and black SF bras... but this is still a really pretty set that I will wear often. Read more 199 more words
I love the color of this bra and design of this bra. It is a 4 part cup with 2 vertical seams and 1 horizontal, 4 part cup construction is rare in general but very rare in my size range. It fits decently although I don't fully fill the upper section. My only real issues are the straps. Full review on my blog.
I really like the fabric on this bra; it's not padded, but it is stiff and feels supportive. It's purple with grey crosshatch pattern. The top of the cup is stretch lace. It has 4 rows of hooks. It really seems high quality and I so wish it fit. It's definitely too big for me in an 80G. Unfortunately, it still didn't get into my IMF, so I'm hesitant to try a 80FF. I fear that it will sit on my rib cage all day.
I went back and forth for a long time as to whether to purchase this bra. While the color and the appeal of trying the new SF cut tempted me, the patterning seemed too similar to my Ewa Michalak S Kamea (600). Finally, when Zathiya had my sister size on 30% sale for Black Friday, I knew I had to indulge my curiosity and try it out https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
Well, this bra is pretty marvelous. When I put it on for the first time, it was instant comfort! As compared to the BM cut, the SF gives me a rounder shape, and ...as compared to the SM, it holds in my center fullness better while still offering a hint of cleavage. The stretch lace upper panel (lined with a thin stretchy black mesh on the inside) makes this bra very accommodating to my asymmetry and monthly size fluctuations, while the thicker bottom section provides more nipple coverage than Ewa's other unlined bras. I also love the thinner straps used in the F cup as opposed to the thicker ones in my normal FF. The narrow wires, immediate projection and narrowish center gore also make for a very good fit. The band is TTS; expectedly a 65 would be best for me, but I purchased this bra for the convenience factor and the 70 is good on the third hook for now. The color is a little less rich than in the promo pictures-- more of a muted plum-- but still very beautiful. Read more 150 more words
SF Trapez is classified as a Semi Soft bra (aka Semi Padded), though it has no padding what so ever. The logic is that the material is stiffer, and thus EM considers this padded, which it clearly is not. If you are looking for a padded bra, this is not for you. If you are looking for a supportive bra, then this one is perfect for you. Aside from the misleading description of the SF bras on EM’s website, this bra style is quite nice. The color on the cups is a plum or reddish purple with grey cross lines, and the lace is more ...of a violet purple. Personally, I don’t feel these two purples blend well together. The upper lace is stretchy which allows for fluctuations in fullness as well as asymmetry.
While this is a Ewa Michalak bra, it is actually produced under their Effuniak label, which does explain some minor differences between this and my other SF style bras by Ewa.
The band measures 22.25” and stretches to a max of 28.5”. It has 3 hooks and 4 rows of eye loops, which seems to be standard for Ewa bras in the upper cup range. Per Ewa’s site, the band runs rather loose, but at 28.5” max stretch, this is not the case for this particular bra.
Cup Depth as measured by: 1 Hovering the cup between the knees, then placing the tape measure into the cups without any resistance. This measurement is: 12”
2 Placing the cup over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance. This measurement is: 14”
I feel these two figures give you a general idea of the minimum and maximum depth that the cup can accommodate, just like the flat and stretched band measurements do with bands. Since Bratabase only has one cup field, I enter the larger of the two, as it’s this larger number that determines if a cup is going to fit me or not since I am on the max end of the cup scale, but do realize that some may need the lower number to determine fit for their needs, so I will always include both figures in the reviews for full disclosure.
The cups are constructed in 5 sections, with 3 lower vertical, 1 upper outer wedge in the same material and the upper inner horizontal lace section. The height at the center of the cup is 9”.
The straps are wide set like most Ewa bras. The color of the straps is closer to the lace than the cups, in a deep violet color.
The center gore is set at .625” wide, with a height of 4”. The wires touch on the top then overlap mid-gore before separating into the cups. The wing is 5” and the wires are 6.25” from top to top. The oddity with these wires is that they don’t form the standard U but more of a lazy U that flares out a bit under the armpit area. Sort of a cross between a U and a V or J. Also, the wire does not fill the chamber, which allows for the wire to semi float throughout the day. For me, this type of wire & chamber setup can cause pressure point pain under the armpit by the end of the day. Hopefully this one will not be the same. I also know that when the wire floats in the chamber, it increases the likelihood of the wire escaping the chamber as well. The wire is 1cm shorter than the chamber.
Overall, while I do like this one, I don’t like it as much as my other SF styles. I love the support and separating I get from the SF style, as it’s something I don’t get from my other bras, which all seem to push my breasts together. Some days you just don’t want eye popping cleavage, and the SF style is perfect for those days.
Update 11/25/18: I pulled this one out of storage to try the fit again. I am at hi tide, about the fullest point of the month for me, so I opted to add new photos to compare. My breasts have grown a bit since I first got this one, but hi tide makes it even worse. Can't get my boobs in the bottom of the cup (only could at low tide when it fit anyway) and a lot of quadding on top of the cup. :-/ Back into storage for this one.